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Want to give pop3 access from my SBS 2003

I just set up a Small Business Server 2003 and email is working great in-house I now have users who want to get it outside via pop3. How do i do this? I can probably wiggle through turning on pop3 in seveices and adding mailboxes in Exchange monitor. My concern is what is the pop3 settings going to be for thewm to put in thier email at home? right now our website is hosted seperate from the company so i don't know if i have t give them the ip ??
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
If the users already have mailboxes, then you won't need to add them again, just for POP3.  You will need to open port 110 at the firewall (for POP3), and also 25 (if you want them to be able to send messages, too - POP3 only reads mail).  You can give them the IP, or a public DNS name, if the server has one.
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tkthelpdeskAuthor Commented:
it does not have a public name so for pop3 and for smtp can they use the ip?
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
Yes, if it is a public IP.  If you supplied a name, the client PCs would only have to resolve it to an IP anyway - the point of having names is that they are easier to remember, that's all.
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tkthelpdeskAuthor Commented:
is imap4 easy to set up? I have one user who wants that
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
Its as easy as POP3, but uses port 143 instead.  The user also has all of their Inbox email folders to choose from, instead of just the Inbox.  It doesn't work properly with Calendar, or Contacts, though.  Also, POP3 tends to mark all the messages as Read on the server, as soon as they are downloaded.
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